This Tuesday, I’m delighted to be joined by the utterly charming Regula Ysewijn (aka Miss Foodwise) to discuss her marvellous cookbook, Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings. Jamie Oliver describes Regula’s debut cookbook as a ‘very tasty masterpiece,’ and it is just that, although the book is as much a delight to read as it is to cook from. Regula’s stunningly beautiful photographs, coupled with her fascinating writing on the history of British cuisine and the story behind each of the 80+ pudding recipes Regula shares, had me reading this marvellous book cover-to-cover.
Born and raised in Belgium, in this episode Regula describes how her love for Britain and British food first began; as well as how her food blog, Miss Foodwise, became popular with fans all over the world and led her to write her first cookbook. I was intrigued to learn more about Regula’s research process in sourcing and adapting traditional recipes for modern day use, as well as what it’s like to work with her husband (who drew the book’s gorgeous illustrations) on a shared project.
Listen for a fascinating insight into the history of British food, particularly the evolution of pudding!